1. Fire 29's Avatar
    Folks, Windows Phone is dead. Give it a rest already.

    It is now Windows for Phones for a reason...MSFT is creating one seamless as experience for all its platforms. Kinda like what Apple is going for. The problem is that some of MSFT's brands are well received, others have a horrid rep. They may integrate their offerings eventually, bit they have to have an experience superior to Apple in the minds of many to undue some of the damage of the tarnished brands currently residing under the MSFT umbrella.

    They'll still be in 3rd place in the mobile space. That won't change. They do not need to lure people existing Android and iOS users. They need to recruit new users and or the platform agnosts, like me. I would use Cortana over Google Now on Android. I would definitely use the old school AOSP with limited Google apps and MSFT offerings over Google's Stock Android. While people ***** and moan about the loss of uniqueness of WP with Nadella trying to offer WP exclusives on Android and iOS, they miss the bigger picture. MSFT is now officially a services company. They shouldn't mind getting someone who is tradionally Apple but likes Cortana, or Office, because they still count as a MSFT user since they're using a MSFT service.

    These companies care only about the bottom line at the end of the day. You are just a statistic to Google, Apple or MSFT...a potential revenue source. Therefore, just use the best combo of services for you as an end user. Just give up the blind follow ship.

    Tech is fun, but being a sheep isn't.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3

    Windows phone is dead!
    But I just got here! 😞
    03-13-2015 01:01 PM
  2. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Windows phone is dead!
    But I just got here! 😞
    I see we're back on stretch of less constructive dialogue. I've got a Japanese speech to go review. If it wasn't so long, I'd post it here.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    03-13-2015 01:31 PM
  3. Fire 29's Avatar
    I see we're back on stretch of less constructive dialogue. I've got a Japanese speech to go review. If it wasn't so long, I'd post it here.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3

    That post was long but not too long.
    03-13-2015 01:53 PM
  4. Fire 29's Avatar
    Folks, Windows Phone is dead. Give it a rest already.

    It is now Windows for Phones for a reason...MSFT is creating one seamless as experience for all its platforms. Kinda like what Apple is going for. The problem is that some of MSFT's brands are well received, others have a horrid rep. They may integrate their offerings eventually, bit they have to have an experience superior to Apple in the minds of many to undue some of the damage of the tarnished brands currently residing under the MSFT umbrella.

    They'll still be in 3rd place in the mobile space. That won't change. They do not need to lure people existing Android and iOS users. They need to recruit new users and or the platform agnosts, like me. I would use Cortana over Google Now on Android. I would definitely use the old school AOSP with limited Google apps and MSFT offerings over Google's Stock Android. While people ***** and moan about the loss of uniqueness of WP with Nadella trying to offer WP exclusives on Android and iOS, they miss the bigger picture. MSFT is now officially a services company. They shouldn't mind getting someone who is tradionally Apple but likes Cortana, or Office, because they still count as a MSFT user since they're using a MSFT service.

    These companies care only about the bottom line at the end of the day. You are just a statistic to Google, Apple or MSFT...a potential revenue source. Therefore, just use the best combo of services for you as an end user. Just give up the blind follow ship.

    Tech is fun, but being a sheep isn't.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3


    The app crashed so I wasn't able to read the full post.
    03-13-2015 01:55 PM
  5. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Folks, Windows Phone is dead. Give it a rest already.

    It is now Windows for Phones for a reason...MSFT is creating one seamless as experience for all its platforms. Kinda like what Apple is going for. The problem is that some of MSFT's brands are well received, others have a horrid rep. They may integrate their offerings eventually, bit they have to have an experience superior to Apple in the minds of many to undue some of the damage of the tarnished brands currently residing under the MSFT umbrella.

    They'll still be in 3rd place in the mobile space. That won't change. They do not need to lure people existing Android and iOS users. They need to recruit new users and or the platform agnosts, like me. I would use Cortana over Google Now on Android. I would definitely use the old school AOSP with limited Google apps and MSFT offerings over Google's Stock Android. While people ***** and moan about the loss of uniqueness of WP with Nadella trying to offer WP exclusives on Android and iOS, they miss the bigger picture. MSFT is now officially a services company. They shouldn't mind getting someone who is tradionally Apple but likes Cortana, or Office, because they still count as a MSFT user since they're using a MSFT service.

    These companies care only about the bottom line at the end of the day. You are just a statistic to Google, Apple or MSFT...a potential revenue source. Therefore, just use the best combo of services for you as an end user. Just give up the blind follow ship.

    Tech is fun, but being a sheep isn't.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    i wouldn't want to get ios since its expensive and quite limited and for android I don't want to get anywhere near google. and no I don't want to root the phone just to get the things I want. that leaves me with the oppo but the invitation thing is dumb. msft is doing good moves but also some boneheaded moves >.> ill be sticking with wp until they cut the cord then ill see what option I have
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    03-13-2015 02:07 PM
  6. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    i wouldn't want to get ios since its expensive and quite limited and for android I don't want to get anywhere near google. and no I don't want to root the phone just to get the things I want. that leaves me with the oppo but the invitation thing is dumb. msft is doing good moves but also some boneheaded moves >.> ill be sticking with wp until they cut the cord then ill see what option I have
    I see you didn't really read my post.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    03-13-2015 02:28 PM
  7. Fire 29's Avatar
    i wouldn't want to get ios since its expensive and quite limited and for android I don't want to get anywhere near google. and no I don't want to root the phone just to get the things I want. that leaves me with the oppo but the invitation thing is dumb. msft is doing good moves but also some boneheaded moves >.> ill be sticking with wp until they cut the cord then ill see what option I have

    This ^^
    03-13-2015 02:28 PM
  8. someone2639's Avatar
    This ^^
    This as well^^
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    03-13-2015 02:29 PM
  9. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I see you didn't really read my post.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    you said wp is dead and I say yeah it is but im going to stick with wp until they cut the cord
    Fire 29 likes this.
    03-13-2015 02:50 PM
  10. Sport Driver's Avatar
    you said wp is dead and I say yeah it is but im going to stick with wp until they cut the cord
    I didn't get this that way. I think he meant WP on it's own is dead but not Windows for phones. They are trying to make an ecosystem with W10. It will probably play nicer if you have WIN PC, TAB and phone but it will work even if you don't, just not as good and probably with limited functionality.
    MS is trying to push it services where ever they can to who ever that can. Services is where the money is made and there is no reason not to push services to as many people as possible. I think WP still has its purpose but it will never be as big as Android or even iOS.

    This is my interpretation but it could be wrong though.

    Sent from my Motorola Moto G 2014
    03-13-2015 03:04 PM
  11. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I didn't get this that way. I think he meant WP on it's own is dead but not Windows for phones. They are trying to make an ecosystem with W10. It will probably play nicer if you have WIN PC, TAB and phone but it will work even if you don't, just not as good and probably with limited functionality.
    MS is trying to push it services where ever they can to who ever that can. Services is where the money is made and there is no reason not to push services to as many people as possible. I think WP still has its purpose but it will never be as big as Android or even iOS.

    This is my interpretation but it could be wrong though.

    Sent from my Motorola Moto G 2014
    Ahhh that makes better sense.


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    03-13-2015 04:23 PM
  12. azcruz's Avatar
    I honestly doubt anyone will download cortana if they are on iOS or andriod such a waste of time


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830

    I would
    03-13-2015 04:42 PM
  13. azcruz's Avatar
    Folks, Windows Phone is dead. Give it a rest already.

    It is now Windows for Phones for a reason...MSFT is creating one seamless as experience for all its platforms. Kinda like what Apple is going for. The problem is that some of MSFT's brands are well received, others have a horrid rep. They may integrate their offerings eventually, bit they have to have an experience superior to Apple in the minds of many to undue some of the damage of the tarnished brands currently residing under the MSFT umbrella.

    They'll still be in 3rd place in the mobile space. That won't change. They do not need to lure people existing Android and iOS users. They need to recruit new users and or the platform agnosts, like me. I would use Cortana over Google Now on Android. I would definitely use the old school AOSP with limited Google apps and MSFT offerings over Google's Stock Android. While people ***** and moan about the loss of uniqueness of WP with Nadella trying to offer WP exclusives on Android and iOS, they miss the bigger picture. MSFT is now officially a services company. They shouldn't mind getting someone who is tradionally Apple but likes Cortana, or Office, because they still count as a MSFT user since they're using a MSFT service.

    These companies care only about the bottom line at the end of the day. You are just a statistic to Google, Apple or MSFT...a potential revenue source. Therefore, just use the best combo of services for you as an end user. Just give up the blind follow ship.

    Tech is fun, but being a sheep isn't.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3

    Both my iPhone and Honor 6 have Microsoft apps primarily, as that's what I use and I love being able to use them in any platform.
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    03-13-2015 04:48 PM
  14. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I would
    :o I would too but would other do. I texted a friend who I would consider unbiased and uses whatever works for her . She told me that's cool but wouldn't download cortana because she likes Google now. That's what I'm wondering will download cortana if it was made available ?


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    Fire 29 likes this.
    03-13-2015 05:02 PM
  15. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Both my iPhone and Honor 6 have Microsoft apps primarily, as that's what I use and I love being able to use them in any platform.
    If only I could remove the apple apps and use msft apps I would do the same thing :p then again that's why I have a wp ;p


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    03-13-2015 05:03 PM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Folks, Windows Phone is dead. Give it a rest already.

    It is now Windows for Phones for a reason...MSFT is creating one seamless as experience for all its platforms. Kinda like what Apple is going for. The problem is that some of MSFT's brands are well received, others have a horrid rep. They may integrate their offerings eventually, bit they have to have an experience superior to Apple in the minds of many to undue some of the damage of the tarnished brands currently residing under the MSFT umbrella.

    They'll still be in 3rd place in the mobile space. That won't change. They do not need to lure people existing Android and iOS users. They need to recruit new users and or the platform agnosts, like me. I would use Cortana over Google Now on Android. I would definitely use the old school AOSP with limited Google apps and MSFT offerings over Google's Stock Android. While people ***** and moan about the loss of uniqueness of WP with Nadella trying to offer WP exclusives on Android and iOS, they miss the bigger picture. MSFT is now officially a services company. They shouldn't mind getting someone who is tradionally Apple but likes Cortana, or Office, because they still count as a MSFT user since they're using a MSFT service.

    These companies care only about the bottom line at the end of the day. You are just a statistic to Google, Apple or MSFT...a potential revenue source. Therefore, just use the best combo of services for you as an end user. Just give up the blind follow ship.

    Tech is fun, but being a sheep isn't.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    I would use Cortana if and only if it's good on the OS I'm currently using. I wouldn't get it just to have it. Then again I'm not really into the whole speaking to my phone and it telling me jokes thing....

    I agree with everything you say. What the future holds is anyone's guess. We can say what we like but the truth is things change quickly so who knows what next year will bring?

    Will be interesting to see. That's the way I view things anyway.
    MSFTisMIA and Fire 29 like this.
    03-13-2015 05:41 PM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I didn't get this that way. I think he meant WP on it's own is dead but not Windows for phones. They are trying to make an ecosystem with W10. It will probably play nicer if you have WIN PC, TAB and phone but it will work even if you don't, just not as good and probably with limited functionality.
    MS is trying to push it services where ever they can to who ever that can. Services is where the money is made and there is no reason not to push services to as many people as possible. I think WP still has its purpose but it will never be as big as Android or even iOS.

    This is my interpretation but it could be wrong though.

    Sent from my Motorola Moto G 2014
    You sir, was reading my post.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    Sport Driver likes this.
    03-13-2015 06:18 PM
  18. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I would
    So would I. Especially if it works with Android wear.

    Penned on a Xperia Z3
    03-13-2015 06:19 PM
  19. worldspy99's Avatar
    i wouldn't want to get ios since its expensive and quite limited and for android I don't want to get anywhere near google. and no I don't want to root the phone just to get the things I want. that leaves me with the oppo but the invitation thing is dumb. msft is doing good moves but also some boneheaded moves >.> ill be sticking with wp until they cut the cord then ill see what option I have
    You can buy the OPO on every Tuesday without an invite.
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    03-13-2015 06:34 PM
  20. worldspy99's Avatar
    i wouldn't want to get ios since its expensive and quite limited and for android I don't want to get anywhere near google. and no I don't want to root the phone just to get the things I want. that leaves me with the oppo but the invitation thing is dumb. msft is doing good moves but also some boneheaded moves >.> ill be sticking with wp until they cut the cord then ill see what option I have
    When they cut the cord ping me I'll send you a Sony Ericcsson Walkman w580i phone...
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    03-13-2015 06:36 PM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    I didn't get this that way. I think he meant WP on it's own is dead but not Windows for phones. They are trying to make an ecosystem with W10. It will probably play nicer if you have WIN PC, TAB and phone but it will work even if you don't, just not as good and probably with limited functionality.
    MS is trying to push it services where ever they can to who ever that can. Services is where the money is made and there is no reason not to push services to as many people as possible. I think WP still has its purpose but it will never be as big as Android or even iOS.

    This is my interpretation but it could be wrong though.

    Sent from my Motorola Moto G 2014
    Well said.
    Google is a pure services company and look how much money they are raking in....
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    03-13-2015 06:38 PM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    If only I could remove the apple apps and use msft apps I would do the same thing :p then again that's why I have a wp ;p


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    You can do that today. There are enough Apple standard apps on the first screen now that you can just set everything up on the second screen and never have to use Apple services on an iPhone:-)

    For that matter you can do the same thing on an Android device....
    sahib lopez and MSFTisMIA like this.
    03-13-2015 06:38 PM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    You can do that today. There are enough Apple standard apps on the first screen now that you can just set everything up on the second screen and never have to use Apple services on an iPhone:-)

    For that matter you can do the same thing on an Android device....
    That I know I can but the apps will still be taking up space :o


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    03-13-2015 07:02 PM
  24. sahib lopez's Avatar
    When they cut the cord ping me I'll send you a Sony Ericcsson Walkman w580i phone...
    lol lets see if I'll even want it


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
    03-13-2015 07:03 PM
  25. azcruz's Avatar
    :o I would too but would other do. I texted a friend who I would consider unbiased and uses whatever works for her . She told me that's cool but wouldn't download cortana because she likes Google now. That's what I'm wondering will download cortana if it was made available ?


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830

    Google Now is available for more regions, which is it's current advantage. So if Cortana will be limited like it is now, then I may not too.
    03-13-2015 07:06 PM
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